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Six Armagh students set sights on global schools glory!

Six pupils of an Armagh school will be chasing global glory when they compete against the best in the world in this year’s ‘Land Rover 4×4 in Schools World Finals’.

The six classmates have won their way through to the final and will go up against the best of their peer age group when the event is staged in Coventry next month.

The pupils are Sarah McCauley, Jacqui Hawthorne, Laura Cummings, Katie McCarragher, Sam Coulter and James Gordon.

All studying at City of Armagh High School, they are collectively known as ‘Techno6’ and will be representing Northern Ireland.

Team member Sarah McCauley told Armagh I: “In the competition we must build a radio controlled 4-wheel rock crawler that will successfully navigate and complete obstacles on an off road test track.

“There will be many other factors included in the marking process, such as a portfolio on our progress and a pit display that will out line further progress, research and support.”

It will not be an easy task for the young people and they will be up against teams from countries including Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Greece, Korea, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, and across the United Kingdom.

But their friends and family have every confidence and, with the support of them and the good people of Armagh, we are sure they will do us proud!

The event is due to take place in Coventry between June 22 and 24.

For more information and to keep up to date on their endeavours, check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/techno6armagh .

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